By Whitney Teal
Three restaurants—in Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring—inspected by Montgomery County's Licensure and Regulatory Services Program had violations that caused the establishments to close for a time in July, Data Montgomery reported.
Good Fortune Cafe, at 237-A Kentlands Blvd. in Gaithersburg, was closed July 1 after being cited for improper sewage disposal.
Subway, at 4611 Sangamore Road, Suite M, in Bethesda, was closed July 9 after inspectors noted that food was not properly protected from contamination and that cold food was not being stored at the right temperature.
Briggs Chaney Deli, at 13823 Outlet Drive in the Briggs Chaney neighborhood of Silver Spring, was closed July 23 after being cited for improper sewage disposal.
Data Montgomery reports the results of all inspections of food establishments in the county. Businesses may be cited for a number of violations, although only a select few require immediate closure and correction.
A lack of hot water is the most common cause of closures, said Ken Welch, program manager for the Office of Licensure and Regulatory Services. Most businesses are able to reopen the same day.